San Francisco, 2-Nov

The day started with going to the Palace of Fine Arts and ended with a play near where we're staying. The first Wednesday of the month is free admission at the Exploratorium, so that was our first stop of the morning. We had expected there to be a lot of people waiting, but ends up there were only a couple dozen people in the lobby. The families and school groups did show up, but the place didn't feel crowded. We managed to work our way through the whole space, playing with the exhibits and watching the kids interact with them.

 Light Table at the Exploratorium

Light Table at the Exploratorium

When we were done at the Exploratorium it was time for lunch, so we walked across the street to eat at Chrissy Field. We got another great view of the bay to accompany lunch. We then went back to walk around the Palace of Fine Arts. Many people were taking a lunchtime stroll, a very relaxing place to do so.

 Palace of Fine Arts

Palace of Fine Arts

We then worked our way to the Ferry Building, taking another opportunity to take the streetcar that runs along the Embarcadero. There are several kinds of cars running that line, and the one we were on was from Italy. We'd also been on one from Philadelphia.

We went to the Ferry Building to meet my cousin Sue for coffee, and had a great time chatting about practically everything under the sun. Afterwards, we went back towards the Powell Street station to find where Melody's conference would be the next day, to save her time the next morning. We did find it, then went back to the room to have dinner and relax a bit.

After dinner we walked a few blocks to the Actor's Theatre of San Francisco to see Savage in Limbo, a one-act play written in 1984 by John Patrick Stanley, who wrote the screenplay for Moonstruck. It was a small venue, and we did enjoy our night out.